60 days in South America, South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

60 days in South America, South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

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60 days in South America, South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

Start: Rock Hill, United States
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Cartagena, Colombia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Bogota, Colombia
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
3
Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Cairns, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
6
Riga, Latvia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Marseille, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Paris, France
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
11
London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
12
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
13
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
End: Rock Hill, United States

1
night
Cartagena, Colombia

The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see the interesting displays at Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory, and finally don't miss a visit to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas.

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Rock Hill, USA to Cartagena is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Rock Hill in March, things will get warmer in Cartagena: highs are around 37°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Cartagena

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver ©
Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver

2
nights
Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©
Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Colombia, and then take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): examine the collection at Museo De La Universidad Del Rosario, then examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), then admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and finally contemplate the long history of Bolivar plaza.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bogota trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Cartagena to Bogota by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March, Bogota is cooler than Cartagena - with highs of 23°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Highlights from your plan
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira

6
nights
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Australian National Maritime Museum and Hyde Park Barracks Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Katoomba) and Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (in Albion Park Rail). There's much more to do: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

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Traveling by flight from Bogota to Sydney takes 26 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Colombia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 15 hour difference. In March, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Bogota - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Featherdale Wildlife Park, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society
Highlights from your plan
Historical Aircraft Restoration Society ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

5
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of Remembrance and St Thomas Aquinas' Church. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Cowes (Koala Conservation Centre & Phillip Island Wildlife Park) and Panorama Garden Estate (in Boneo). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Melbourne, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Cowes, Panorama Garden Estate
Highlights from your plan
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

2
nights
Cairns, Australia

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
On the 18th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, then explore the world behind art at Samurai Gallery Australia, then view the masterpieces at Underart Gallery, and finally make a trip to Regency Jewellers Pty Ltd.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Melbourne to Cairns by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in March; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Village Gallery ©
Village Gallery

4
nights
Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Let the collections at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum and Kgb Building File No. 1914/2014 capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at St. Peter's Church and Riga Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Riga: Rundāle Palace (in Pilsrundale), Sigulda (Turaida Lutheran Church, Turaida Castle, & more) and Tervete Nature Park (in Tervete). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis), and deepen your understanding at Salaspils Memorial Ensemble.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Riga tour planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Riga in 26 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairns in March; daily highs in Riga reach 6°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Riga

Historic Sites Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Sigulda, Rundāle Palace, Tervete Nature Park, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum ©
Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace

5
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get some historical perspective at Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery) and Fraumünster Church. Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Landesmuseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus), Axalp (in Brienz) and Lucerne (Lion Monument & Biosphaere Entlebuch). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, examine the collection at Zoological Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Riga to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Riga to Zurich, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Riga in March: highs in Zurich hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lucerne, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, Kunstmuseum Appenzell, Axalp
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg

5
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palais Lascaris and Vieille Ville. Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Musee des Arts Asiatiques de Nice will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague (in Valbonne), Verrerie Pierini (in Biot) and Parc des Rives du Loup (in La Colle sur Loup). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, admire the masterpieces at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice, and see the interesting displays at Musee Matisse.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice trip builder app .

You can fly from Zurich to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in March; daily highs in Nice reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pierini Verre contemporain, Parc des Rives du Loup, La Croisette, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague
Highlights from your plan
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris

4
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Popular historic sites such as Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Cathédrale La Major are in your itinerary. Palais des Papes and Carrieres des Lumieres are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Le Lavandou), Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer) and Sentier Jean Francois Jube (in Le Pradet). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at MAC - Musee d'Art Contemporain, wander the streets of The Panier, identify plant and animal life at La Route du Sel, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille route builder website .

Drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Marseille, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

La Route du Sel, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Carrieres des Lumieres, Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, La Calanque de Figuerolles
Highlights from your plan
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©

6
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Caresse de Tigre (in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paris travel planner .

Getting from Marseille to Paris by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Marseille in April; daily highs in Paris reach 18°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rouen, Versailles, Caresse de Tigre, Parc et Jardin du Chateau de Vandrimare, L'Arche Feline
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

6
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace will appeal to history buffs. Natural History Museum and The British Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from London: Joe's Bows (in Hernhill), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Bourton-on-the-Water (Greystones Farm & Birdland). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at Imperial War Museums, and get engrossed in the history at Churchill War Rooms.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. In April, daily temperatures in London can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water, Joe's Bows, St Oswald's Church, Stonehenge
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Visit Edinburgh Castle and Calton Hill for their historical value. National Museum of Scotland and Palace of Holyroodhouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow), Blairadam Forest Trails (in Kelty) and Strathblane Falconry (in Strathblane). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of South Leith Parish Church.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh route planner.

Fly from London to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Blairadam Forest Trails, Strathblane Falconry, Dalhousie Castle Falconry, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Let the collections at Rijksmuseum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk), The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Regte Heide & Riels Laag (in Riel). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and admire the masterpieces at Willet-Holthuysen Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam vacation planning app .

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trips

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Regte Heide & Riels Laag, Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen, Uitkijkduin Petten
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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